The Streets of San Francisco: Season 1, Episode 1

The Thirty-Year Pin (23 Sep. 1972)

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A thirty-year veteran beat cop and longtime friend of Stone's is shot during an attempted robbery. Stone sets off with a vendetta to get the gunman, blurring the line between professional and personal.

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Officer Gustav 'Gus' Charnovski, SFPD
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David Opatoshu ...
Joseph Beemer, Jeweler
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Stella 'Stell' Charnovski
Rex Holman ...
Harry Jarvis
Leo Gordon ...
Eddie Suslow
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Doctor Joseph Ford
Maurice Argent
Winifred Mann
Maudelle L. Kary ...
Margorie, Nurse
Frank Orsatti
Yolan Chan
Ed McCready
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A thirty-year veteran beat cop and longtime friend of Stone's is shot during an attempted robbery. Stone sets off with a vendetta to get the gunman, blurring the line between professional and personal.

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This episode has a climactic scene in the BART 16th Street subway station on Mission Street. The station was still under construction and brand new when this episode was filmed in 1972. The station didn't open to the public until November 3, 1973. See more »

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When Steve is talking to Lt. Devitt in the station, Steve's arms jump from his hips to crossed over his chest between shots. See more »

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Overall strong episode
3 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

I agree with the other reviewer - I'm not sure why this script was made into the first episode after the initial pilot. If this script was supposed to define Stone, it made him out to be somewhat emotionally unstable. I always thought this should have been aired later in the season.

But the script does allow Keller to be mature and not stereotypically green. It also showed the respect the two characters had for one another.

Two scenes to watch for: 1) at the police station featuring extensive dialogue between Douglas and Malden as they walk down the hallway discussing the case. It's done in one shot to perfection. And 2) the chase scene at the Bart station. Extremely well paced and suspenseful.

Nice epilogue. Plus the use of Eileen Heckart was great - what a wonderful actress she was.

Strong points outweigh the weak, so I would give it an overall favorable rating.


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